Category Archives: Art

Stuff Hank likes. He wishes he had opposable thumbs too, but he can lick himself. Which is something of an art form.

Greenwood Car Show 2014

It’s almost here! Our neighborhood’s heralded Greenwood Car Show this Saturday from 8am — 4pm. Each year, as Hank cruises the mile-and-a-half hootenanny along Greenwood Avenue, he rejoices in the civic good this event supports across our community, and the great dog and people-watching to be had. He’s … Continue reading

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Cake Rex

Hank has been a bit unhinged since his last birthday. “Unhinged” cannot possibly be a good omen for his dotage. You see, Hank has become obsessed, and we’re talking more than the usual Hank obsessed, more than the run-of-the-mill Hank unhinging du jour….this is more like … Continue reading

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Special Delivery

 ♥    ♥    ♥ full belly warm sun fresh grass spring dreams chase run roll i’m hungry again  ♥    ♥    ♥ XXOO from Hank   Happy Valentine’s Day from Hanku & Captain Valentine! __________________________ Me thinks that the … Continue reading

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Green, Green is Hank’s House

_______________________________ “Green, Green is My Sister’s House” poem by Mary Oliver from her book, A Thousand Mornings (The Penguin Press, 2012).

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Old Steamer Trunk

What Hank found inside an old trunk recently: ________________________________ If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have … Continue reading

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Dog Days

Hank’s going to do something special, just for you and just for August. He’ll post one short, sweet something each day—perhaps one photo or wee Hanku—because he loves summer almost as much as he loves you and he wants to … Continue reading

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Hankoi

This week, Hank visited some favorite fish and met a few new friends: Oh, hey Hank. Nice to see ya. Gimme little kiss. Of course, koi are just a few of the critters who find Hank irresistible. Indeed. _________________________ Out … Continue reading

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Greenwood Car Show 2013

Wheeeee! It’s back. Hank’s best critter-watching day of the year. The day he strolls along Greenwood Avenue delightedly sampling the pavement smörgåsbord and spocking large men and their small dogs. …It’s the 21st Annual Greenwood Car Show! Today’s event—which raises a heck … Continue reading

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Have You Seen

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May Your Spring Be

From Hank’s Garden to You! _________________________ And a bird overhead sang Follow, And a bird to the right sang Here; And the arch of the leaves was hollow, And the meaning of May was clear. —Algernon Charles Swinburne

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What Hank Hearts

And of course, YOU. ______________________________________ And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, 
They danced by the light of the moon. —Edward Lear

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Miksang

Well, Hank’ll be gosh darned. The heck you say! He’s apparently been sort of using an artistic technique all these years. Go figure. Being a dog and whatnot, he tends to see things from a heads-on perspective, a looking-up-and-down perspective, a what-is-this potential … Continue reading

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Flotsam, Jetsam, Handsome

__________________________ The windows of my soul I throw Wide open to the sun. —John Greenleaf Whittier

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Hank & the HazardFactory

Flaming tetherball: not just a state of mind, it’s this scar right here. HAZARDFACTORY…Could there be a better place to bring your favorite 13 year-old?  On a recent sunny evening, Hank went down to South Park to find out. Here … Continue reading

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Boo! Hank Goes NaNoWriMo

Well, it’s here! It’s officially November and the start of NaNoWriMo, which means the start of Hank’s mission to pen, once again, a 50,000-odd word novel in thirty days. Emphasis on odd, for sure. Hank intends to dig in to his … Continue reading

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Hank’s Been a Busy Bee!

Ouch. It’s more than a just a little offsides to go on and on about flying great white sharks and predatory Chihuahuas then disappear. Sorry about that.  There has been no Carcharodon carcharias/ Canis lupus familiaris horribilus bloodletting lately, but most of you know … Continue reading

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Whidbey Wonderful

Hank and friends recently took to the waters off Double Bluff Beach, one of his most favoritest of localish spots. Blue skies, blue seas, and high adventure ensued! The three buddies piled into Hank’s R/V Lab Cruiser and set off aboard … Continue reading

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Jedno černé pivo, prosím! Hank’s Beer Taste

One can travel the world and enjoy many fine, fine experiences, but it’s the coming back home again and traveling one’s own big block that makes the travels so sweet, ano?  Take the light in Hank’s neighborhood joint Chuck’s Hop Shop, for … Continue reading

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Things You Didn’t Know About Hank

Maybe if the water tilts like this, the fish will fall into my mouth? __________________________ Hank loves the name “Snorri“. Hank is wild for salmon. WILD FOR SALMON. Hank will tap-dance for wild salmon. He will eat it off the … Continue reading

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FanART

Aw, shucks. Such a lovely image to wake up to! Even if that cat gets second billing. The cat presciently named after an evil monkey. The cat who loves Hank. The cat who just swats at him sometimes FOR NO … Continue reading

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